Police in Bududa District has arrested two people on allegations of stealing Electoral Commission materials.
Police said Mr. Richard Wabuteya, the Electoral Commission Supervisor for Kikholo Town Council in Bududa District on Friday reported a case of theft of electoral materials including voters registers.
The Elgon Region Police Spokesperson, Mr. Robert Tukei, confirmed the incident saying two suspects are already in police custody.
“We have arrested two people in connection with the theft of electoral materials, investigations are still ongoing,” he said.
Mr. Tukei identified the suspects as Apollo Wanasolo, 49, a resident of Bukusekye Village, Bunambatsu parish in Nakatsi Sub County, and one Elizafan Kuloba, 35, a resident of Nabusela village, Bushunya Parish in Nakatsi Sub County.
He said preliminary investigations indicate that the Chairman LC1 of Bukususekye village, Mr. Jackson Wandwasi and a group of others attacked the electoral officials who were displaying voters’ registers at Bushunya Primary School before the materials were taken.